The top two most prolific receivers in Kansas football history finally meet up. Who will you choose?
(1) Dezmon Briscoe
Over his three-year career at KU, Briscoe took over the top spot in most of the receiving categories in the school record books, including receiving yards and receiving TDs. In addition, he ranks #10 all-time in the Big 12 in both receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. He also holds a school record with seven 100-yard games in a season, including four consecutive 100-yard games. He was a first team All-Big 12 selection in his junior year of 2009.
Briscoe elected to leave Kansas after his junior year, and was the 191st overall selection (6th round) of the 2010 NFL draft by the Cincinnati Bengals. He bounced around the NFL for a couple of years before finally being cut by the Cowboys during final roster cuts prior to the 2014 season.
(2) Kerry Meier
Meier suited up for the Jayhawks from 2006-09, originally coming to KU as a quarterback. He transitioned away from the quarterback position in 2007 when Todd Reesing stepped up and took the reigns of Mark Mangino’s offense. Meier still collected 26 catches and two TDs receiving his sophomore year.
The 2008 season was more productive. Meier caught 97 passes for 1045 yards and eight touchdowns. He continued to fly up the Kansas all-time receiving charts in 2009 when he caught 102 passes for 985 yards and eight touchdowns. He ranks second all-time in touchdown receptions and receiving yardage behind #1-seed Dezmon Briscoe. Meier ranks first all-time at KU in total receptions.
Somehow, Meier was never a first team All-Big 12 selection. Perhaps it was because Meier never ranked higher than 5th in the league in any category except receptions (2nd in 2008, 3rd in 2009), but his reputation among the KU faithful is safe to say the least (gratuitous link to the 2008 Border War reception right here).
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